Common Knee Injury Leads to Disability

It was in 2007 that Steve Ware experienced the common, yet serious injury known as a “meniscus tear.” The meniscus is the disk of cartilage between bones at the joint so the bones do not…

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Cause of T-Bone Accidents Discussed at Meeting

An open meeting with the Minnesota Department of Transportation resulted in many questions by Rochester residents and many others from around Minnesota, especially in regard to the Reduced Conflict Intersection layout or “J-turn.” This is…

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Assault Case Now Deemed Attempted Murder

A Rochester man who was initially charged with the assault of a woman, causing her serious injuries, is now facing an attempted murder charge. The case is one involving domestic abuse that happened in 2012…

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Accent Signage Case: Wrongful Death or Workers’ Compensation Claim?

An April 22 hearing was conducted to determine whether the wrongful death lawsuit a family filed against Accent Signage Systems should be thrown out or not, as it could possibly fall under Minnesota workers’ compensation….

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ATV Owners Vicariously Liable for Driver’s Negligence Under Minnesota Law

Under Minnesota’s “Safety Responsibility Act” found at Minn. Stat. § 169.09, subd. 5(a), a driver is deemed the agent of the owner and is therefore the owner is legally responsible for the negligence of the…

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I-90 Bus Rollover Case Settled (Austin, MN)

17 of the 22 injury and death claims arising out of the mid-afternoon November 18, 2009 bus rollover on I-90 between Albert Lea and Rochester settled at mediation for $3.25 million, according to attorney Paul…

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Attorney Paul Dahlberg Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form

Attorney Paul Dahlberg Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Form The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Paul Dahlberg of Rochester MN has been certified as a…

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Bus Crash Driver Medical Emergency Defense Motion Denied

The District Court in Freeborn County, Minnesota has denied the defendant’s motion for Summary Judgement in the I-90 bus crash of November 18, 2009.  The coach tour bus owned by Strain Tours (dba Bold Lines) was returning from Diamond Jo Casino to Rochester MN when it crossed the center line of I-90 near Austin MN […]

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Underpayment of Benefits Identified

Mr. Patterson represented an injured worker who had sustained a wrist injury. The injured worker had already been paid for 104 weeks of wage loss benefits. Upon meeting with the injured worker, Mr. Patterson quickly…

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Employer and Insurer Found Liable for Employee’s Injuries Suffered in Motor Vehicle Accident

Mr. Patterson represented a Home Health Care worker who injured his neck in a work related motor vehicle accident. After accepting liability for more than six months, the workers' compensation insurer obtained an independent medical…

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